In 2018 I spent 6 months living with my wife and her family in New Zealand. While there, I travelled all over the North and South Island to find the right scenes for this project. The body of work culminated into a project called “Malacandra”, named after the purple and blue planet in C.S. Lewis’s space trilogy.
The color-shifting magic of LomoChrome Purple operated as a visual motif for this body of work. When I first traveled to New Zealand in 2014 I was awe-struck by the massive mountains, the rolling hills peppered with sheep, the infinitely spanning beaches & the cascading waterfalls. However, even the most exciting places slowly lose their excitement with time. For this series, I wanted to introduce a new color to these places to re-animate them with the same sense of novelty that they held before time stole the magic away.